SuperTrak EX4650 Disk sizes

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Carsten von Thun posted this 01 May 2017

Hi.

I own a Promise SuperTrak EX4650 Raid controller.

Right now I have 4x500 GB disks installed running in RAID 5 = 1.5TB virtual disk.

I want to upgrade my capacity, but Im unsure about how much capacity my controller supports.

I've upgraded to the latest firmware (SR4.2). 

I've read in the manual that my controller supports up to 3 TB disk (4x750 GB).

Will I be able to install 4*2TB drives in RAID 5 (6 TB)  and then create 2 virtual disk of each 3 TB?

or should I look for a new controller?

 

I look forward to read your advise

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Karthik K posted this 01 May 2017

Hi Carsten,

Thank you for choosing Promise Technology, Inc. for your storage needs.

https://promise.com/DownloadFile.aspx?DownloadFileUID=1123

Regards

Karthik

Carsten von Thun posted this 01 May 2017

@Karthik K

Thanks for your link, but it doesn't quite answer my questions :-/

 

Karthik K posted this 01 May 2017

Hi Carsten,

 

As per the release notes 4.2 the supertrak model EX4650 Bios cannot support 3TB drives to create array.You can check the release notes in the below link.Also the supertrak products are legacy product now.

https://promise.com/DownloadFile.aspx?DownloadFileUID=1246

Regards

Karthik

Richard Oettinger posted this 01 May 2017

Here is the last Compatibility List for SR4.1.

https://www.promise.com/DownloadFile.aspx?DownloadFileUID=1123

 

Note that you need the last controller firmware version to support drives larger than 2TB...

 

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